Provides lab services to meet the test needs of patients performed in accordance with accepted standards and practices. Works closely with Clinical Lab Scientists, Supervisors and department team(s) in a safe and effective manner that is consistent with KRH s policies and procedures. Assists departments in various duties including, but not limited to; loading and unloading centrifuges, storing of specimens, ordering and inventory control, specimen preparation, etc. Properly prepares specimens in an effort to expedite diagnosis. Adheres to all specimen processing procedures. Acts as liaison between Clinical Lab Scientists, Pathology Technicians, and Lab Aides during daily operational work flow. Works under supervision of CLS/ Technical Coordinators and Laboratory Supervisor. Checks equipment temperatures on a regular basis and per department procedures. Prints pending lists and locates specimens as needed. Adheres by documentation procedures. Follows format, policies and procedures for the admission, registration, and test ordering in the system. Accurately orders and cancels tests in the defined LIS system. Reviews and ensures accurate patient identification and information per department procedures. Performs routine preventative maintenance on instruments. Performs Quality Control procedures as needed. Cleans department area and equipment per department protocol. Utilizes effective oral and written communications skills. Provides organized and legible documentation of activities. Communicates effectively with co-workers to provide quality patient care. Utilizes professional judgment and effective decision making skills. Participates in the technical training of specimen preparations per department protocol. Post high school education or vocational training in healthcare preferred. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Minimum of one (1) year s experience in laboratory clinical or pathology section preferred. Basic knowledge of medical terminology required. Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, and ability to learn other software as needed. Experience with Meditech Computer Information System preferred. Human Anatomy and Physiology course completion or related field preferred. Proven ability to understand and communicate assigned laboratory orders. Must be able to distinguish color. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required. Experience operating equipment as it relates to clinical instrumentation preferred. Associated topics: aseptic, drug, drug discovery, health, histology, immunohematology, injury, microbiology, pharmaceutical, vaccine
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